Goodbye, California [Alistair MacLean] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The classic tale of terrorism, where a criminal fanatic is hell-bent . Reissue of the classic tale of terrorism, where a criminal fanatic is hell-bent on blasting San Francisco into the ocean, from the acclaimed master of action. Alistair MacLean is known for action-packed, fast-moving, high-stakes mysteries. Goodbye California is no different. Terrorists have attacked a.
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Alistair MacLean is known for action-packed, fast-moving, high-stakes mysteries. Goodbye California is no different.
Goodbye California by Alistair MacLean
Terrorists have attacked a nuclear power station, stolen truck-loads of nuclear fuel, and kidnapped several nuclear physicist professors and some female secretaries. What is their plan? What do they want? He and his son CHP lay down their badges to pursue their own lines of inquiry…all of them racing against the clock once the villain threatens to detonate a nuclear device to create a tidal wave across Los Angeles.
The evidence he califorjia out with his Fist of Terror seems at qlistair unrelated to the thief of nuclear fuel — a cultured, sophisticated man of mysterious past and foreign extraction.
Can bribes in the police structure really relate to an armed aoistair full of Muslims? Muslims that freely help themselves to Scotch and treat their women prisoners with respect, I might add.
MacLean can relate these things. There is a fair amount of exposition in this book. Especially early in the book, great chunks of time are spent with characters laying out the exact facts for other characters.
A bit draggy, perhaps, but Sgt. Ryder pays attention through the whole thing — and uses that knowledge for his brilliant conclusion at the climax. Pay attention in school, and you can outsmart international terrorists!
MacLean does an excellent job describing characters. There are a lot of characters, and once in a while some too-similar names got me tangled up, but the descriptions are clear and help differentiate each person. The nuclear professor above, for instance, is a large, fiery, heavy-drinking man with a mouth like a sailor. And, of course, Ryder takes the law into his own hands, gets away with it, and even gets the cooperation of the official intelligence forces for his brilliant counter-offensives.
“Goodbye California” by Alistair MacLean – Kimia Wood
For the mature of mind and conscience, this is a solid diversion. For more by the author, you can visit his Amazon pageor his Wikipedia page.
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